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Lena Horne
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Vocalist
    (June 17, 1917-May 9, 2010)
    Born in New York, New York
    Recorded 'Stormy Weather' and 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man'
    Frequent guest on 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In,' 'The Perry Como Show' and 'The Tonight Show'
    Acted in 'The Wiz (1978),' 'Death of a Gunfighter (1969),' 'Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956),' 'Duchess of Idaho (1950),' 'Till the Clouds Roll by (1947),' 'Ziegfeld Follies (1946),' 'Broadway Rhythm (1944),' 'Stormy Weather (1943),' 'Cabin in the Sky (1943)' and 'Duke Is Tops (1938)'
    Appeared as herself in 'Words and Music (1948),' 'Boogie-Woogie Dream (1944),' 'Two Girls and a Sailor (1944),' 'I Dood It (1943)' and 'Swing Fever (1943)'
    She dropped out of high school at fourteen.
    She ranked #5 in 1963 on Mr. Blackwell's Worst Dress List.
    She was divorced.
    She has an honorary doctorate from Howard University (not bad for someone who did not complete high school).
    Her middle name is 'Calhoun.'
    She ranked #79 in Playboy's Sex Stars of the Century.
    Her father left home when she was three and her mother sent her to live with her grandparents.
    Eventually her mom did take her back.
    She won a grammy and Spingam Medal from the NAACP.
    She sang at the Cotton Club at sixteen.
    Her scenes were cut when her films were shown in the then-racist south.
    She was one of the first African-American actresses to appear in non stereotypical roles.
    She was contracted to MGM studios but also did work for Fox.
    MGM would not let her out of her contract to star in 'Show Boat' on Broadway (1946).
    She said: 'I was unique in that I was a kind of black that white people could accept. I was their daydream.'
    She said: 'My own people didn't see me as a performer because they were busy trying to make a living and feed themselves.'
    She appeared in all three installments of 'That's Entertainment!'
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 37 Votes: 51.35% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 48 Votes: 54.17% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 60 Votes: 73.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 32 Votes: 78.12% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 17 Votes: 29.41% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 34 Votes: 38.24% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 35 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 48 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 68 Votes: 47.06% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 1178 Votes: 51.70% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 77 Votes: 37.66% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 73 Votes: 34.25% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 283 Votes: 45.94% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 336 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 460 Votes: 42.61% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 802 Votes: 49.38% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 779 Votes: 42.11% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 403 Votes: 41.44% Annoying
 
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